Death in South Lake Tahoe

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Anthony Prencipe

On August 24, 2019, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a deceased man in the area of Sugar Pine Point in South Lake Tahoe. Mark Combs, a 64-year-old from El Dorado Hills, Ca, had been swimming as part of a local event, called out for help from the water. Rescue swimmers on personal watercraft responded to the location and retrieved Mark from underwater. Lifesaving attempts were made by emergency personal and Mark was later pronounced deceased.

An autopsy was completed and the findings of the preliminary autopsy was coronary artery atherosclerosis. No evidence of foul play was seen. Next of kin notifications have been completed.